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Pain explained

With Dr Adele Stewart
Starting Saturday 24th February 2024 | Online | 3 - 4:30 pm (AEDT)

Course Overview

Butler and Moseley’s Explain Pain kicked off a revolution in therapeutic neuroscience education and has become the go-to pain bible for clinicians and sufferers alike. Explain Pain is an exciting modern perspective on pain that, by understanding it, can change our experience of pain, especially chronic pain.

All pain is real. And for many people it is a debilitating part of everyday life. By understanding more about the amazing and complex nature of pain we can help to heal it. Modern pain neuroscience is advancing at a great rate with fields such as brain imaging, neuroimmunology, psychology, cellular biology and even education helping the advances in explaining pain.

Almost all patients with chronic pain will benefit from very specific pain education. In a nutshell, all pain is produced by the brain, and chronic pain could be called neuroplastic pain. This is where pain gets complex. Things that weren’t painful before like certain movements may become painful. Pain may be felt in a much wider area even though there is no tissue damage here. And because the brain, nervous system, endocrine system, and immune system are all so closely related, there are also commonly effects on our energy levels, wellbeing, mood, concentration, resistance to infection etc. and this can cause a vicious cycle by lowering our brains threshold for producing pain even further.

Dr. Adele trained in Explain Pain under the original founder of NOI, David Butler, and with his blessing, has now made a series of 5 audio–visual modules. These modules and the course that she runs based on them tie together beautifully with mindfulness based interventions.

Adele’s Pain Explained course is run once or twice per year as a 5-week Zoom live online course of 1.5 hour sessions on a Tuesday or Saturday.

TERM 1 2024 – Enrolments Open


Saturday 24th February  2024 3-4.30pm Sydney time

Saturday 2nd  March  2024 3-4.30pm

Saturday 9th March  2024 3-4.30pm

Saturday 16th March  2024 3-4.30pm

Saturday 23rd March  2024 3-4.30pm

Session 1 (1.5 hours): The Explain Pain model & the surprising relationship between pain & body tissue damage.

Session 2 (1.5 hours): Danger and safety signals & the role of fear. Pain Reprocessing Therapy.

Session 3 (1.5 hours):  All the “brain bits” involved in pain. The power of words. Our amazing protective systems.

Session 4 (1.5 hours): The astonishing neuroimmune system. Intro to neuroplastic pain.

Session 5 (1.5 hours): All about the neuroplasticity bad news and good news. A bit about active treatments including medicinal cannabis.

Contact Adele
Especially if you’d like to discuss whether the course would be suitable for you.

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